1. What do you do with the registration fee money?
The proceeds from the race will be donated to LRAP, the loan repayment program for U law grads who pursue public interest law work and to fund summer clerkships in public interest law for U students. It’s a good cause, and it isn’t funded through your student activity fee. Your entry fee entirely benefits U law students and grads.
2. Do I get anything for participating?
Every participant who registers prior to the registration deadline is guaranteed a Race for Justice 5K long sleeve T-Shirt, and will be entered into our random prize drawings (for things such as gift certificates to local restaurants, etc.). T-Shirt supplies will be limited for those who register after the deadline or on race-day.
3. Besides the random prize drawings, do you have awards for the race winner/age group winners?
We plan on giving some form of award to the top male/female runners, as well as to the top 1L, 2L, 3L and faculty/staff male and female participants. What these awards will be has yet to be determined, and will be based on what we able to secure through sponsorships.
4. Is online registration legitimate?
Absolutely. In fact, we prefer that you register online if at all possible. Active.com is a highly reputable web-based resource for fitness events nationwide. For more questions on their service, refer to their website www.active.com. In order to register online, you need to use a credit/debit card, but it is a very easy and secure tool (they also have a great magazine offer for anyone who registers on their site!). Keep in mind Active.com applies a small convenience charge for registering online.
5. Is this the same 5K run/walk that was held last year? How do I get there?
Yes. Like last year, the course will be held on Nicollet Island. The Nicollet Island Pavilion is conveniently located off of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge near the Main Street/St. Anthony area. There are several bus routes serving the area, and there is some parking available.
6. Is the Race for Justice limited to law students and faculty/staff only?
No. The Race for Justice is open to the entire community. Feel free to invite friends and family members to participate. In addition to other local runners/walkers, we are expecting many members of the Twin Cities area legal community to participate, so it’s also a great networking opportunity. All abilities are welcome- and strollers too!